Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Thursday 6 June 2019

Double garden post 02/06/19 & 03/06/19

Catching up, after the mammoth field trip from Saturday night. 
Here is Sunday and Monday nights catches from the garden trap. 
Another good selection of new for year species featured over both back-to-back nights.

Temperatures did struggle a bit after dark, one night was clear and the other overcast and windy with minimums of 12c, not quite the 16c we had on Saturday...but it was good enough.

Shark was the best record, only the third garden record and what a beauty.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 154.

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

Ingrailed Clay 2 [NFY]
Silver-ground Carpet 1 [NFY]
Small Square-spot 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Lyonetis clerkella 1 [NFY]
Nemophora degeerella 1 [NFY]


Macro Moths

Burnished Brass 1 [NFY]
Heart & Club 1 [NFY]
Mottled Rustic 1 [NFY]
Shark 1 [NFY]
White Ermine 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Pammene regiana 1 [NFY]
Tortrix viridana 1 [NFY]

Burnished Brass

Heart & Club

Mottled Rustic

Nemophora deegerella

Pammene regiana


Small Square-spot

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